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Paris police take down knock-off Eiffel Tower network

PARIS (Reuters) – French police have broken up a suspected criminal gang who sold miniature copies of the Eiffel Tower at tourist sites around Paris often using...

From Congo to Greece’s basketball league: a migrant boy’s journey

THESSALONIKI, Greece (Reuters) – He fled hardship and unrest in Congo Republic with nothing but his ball and a change of clothes. Now, not yet 18, Christ Wamba is...

Relief for UK pet owners: Serial cat killer does not exist, police say

LONDON (Reuters) – A feared serial cat killer who for three years was believed to have mutilated pets across London does not exist, and foxes or other wildlife...

Thailand drops royal insult charges for burning royal portraits

BANGKOK (Reuters) – A Thai appeals court has dropped royal insult charges against six people jailed for setting fire to portraits of Thai kings, it said, but they...

India prescribes punishments in bid to stamp out instant Muslim divorce

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India on Wednesday prescribed arrests and jail terms for offenders in a campaign to stamp out instant Muslim divorce, or “triple talaq”,...

Macron’s ‘tough love’ to young jobseeker fuels French reform debate

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron’s quick tongue has repeatedly landed him in trouble since he took office, but he shows no signs of backing...

France wants to triple bike use with better cycle lanes

PARIS (Reuters) – France plans to more than triple the share of cycling in transport with a multi-year plan to build better bike lanes, financial incentives for...

EU seeks to scrap seasonal clock changes in 2019

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will scrap the twice-yearly seasonal clock change across the bloc from October 2019, leaving member states to decide by...

Romania Moves Closer To Ruling Out Same-sex Marriage

BUCHAREST – Romania’s senate overwhelmingly backed a citizens’ initiative on Tuesday to change the definition of family in the constitution in a...

Indias Ruling Party Faces Twitter Backlash Over Confusing Graphic

NEW DELHI – As Indians’ anger grows over record fuel prices, the ruling party is getting advice on social media to seek lessons in mathematics and graphic...